The Best Bottles For Newborns

As a new parent, I remember trying to navigate the minefield of information out there when it came to researching the best sustainable baby bottle options for our son!  One thing we were keen to do, was to avoid plastic as much as possible, and was therefore looking for a safe, non-toxic baby bottle solution.  Although my son was breastfed, I did also choose to express for a lot of his feeding journey so bottles were very much a priority! 
All the glass baby bottles we offer here at Nature's Little Ones, feature natural rubber teats that are toxic-free and made from 100% natural rubber latex. 
Natural rubber latex is a natural material using the sticky, milky fluid tapped from the Hevea tree.  100% free of harmful and endocrine-disrupting ingredients such as PVC and phthalates, as well as BPA.


HEVEA 2 pack glass baby bottles 120ml

Originally, I started researching BPA free bottles, however, I quickly came across many articles and research pieces explaining that 'BPA free' does not necessarily mean safe or non-toxic, and in fact is becoming a bit of a 'buzzword' or some might say a smokescreen in an attempt to make plastics more acceptable when actually there are health concerns around BPA's being a suspected endocrine disruptor. 


This then got me thinking about whether there were any glass bottle options out there for babies, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were!  HEVEA is a brand I was already aware of, due to having had an eye on their natural rubber pacifiers (dummies) for once the baby was born, so I was more than delighted to see that they also offered glass baby bottles in both 120ml and 240ml which I immediately snapped up, and which worked so well for us right through the first year or so of our son's life. 

The HEVEA glass baby bottles are great because the glass does not react to the milk or water in the bottle, so after you have cleaned the bottle the milk will not taste or smell of what was previously in it unlike so many plastic bottles!  The HEVEA bottles are also made of pure borosilicate glass, which is both heat and thermal shock resistant, so all in all perfect for baby and us!

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Another brand of glass baby bottles in our range is from eco brand Natursutten.  The slimline shape of these bottles are modern and minimal, and are a great eco-friendly glass baby bottle option.  Note with these bottles, that both the smaller 110ml and the larger 240ml bottles have an anti-colic slow flow teat included.  Natursutten anti-colic fast flow natural rubber teats are available to purchase separately.

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Our newest brand of glass baby bottles is from well loved baby eco-friendly baby brand brand BIBS.  Best known for their BIBS dummies, the brand has evolved with a range of sustainable baby essentials, including the gorgeous new BIBS glass baby bottle. 

Designed to Reduce Colic

The BIBS baby glass bottle has been designed to reduce colic by featuring an anti-colic valve which ensures a smooth milk flow.  This in turn reduces the amount of air swallowed whilst baby is feeding, minimising uncomfortable gas for little ones. 

Breast Like Bottle Teat

The round shaped natural rubber latex teat matches the nipple from the popular BIBS colour pacifiers, which is designed to mimic a soft nipple in both shape and size.


Made of the Purest Glass

All BIBS glass baby bottles are made of borosilicate glass.  But what does that mean?  Borosilicate glass contains ‘boron trioxide’ as well as the traditional mixture of glass ingredients. This unique combination, makes borosilicate glass more durable and resistant than other forms of glass.  Temperature, and thermal shock-resistant, as well as shatter-resistant, it's the safest and most practical option for baby's bottle. Furthermore, it is completely non-toxic, does not emit microplastics into the milk, meaning you never have to worry about chemicals leaching into your little ones drinks.


 Our range of BIBS bottles come in the smaller 110ml and the larger 225ml bottles, and both sizes have an anti-colic slow flow teat included.  BIBS anti-colic medium flow natural rubber teats are available to purchase separately.

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Another fantastic alternative we offer here at Nature's Little Ones, are the BORRN silicone baby bottles.  Made from 100% food-grade silicone with a wide neck design and silicone teats, they're a soft and safe option for baby.  No milk comes into contact with plastic with these silicone bottles unlike some others on the market, and are available in size 150ml and 240ml in 2 soft and muted colours.


Our range of BORRN bottles come in the smaller 150ml with a slow flow silicone teat included, and the larger 240ml bottle with a medium flow teat included. BORRN wide neck anti-colic fast flow and variable flow silicone teats are available to purchase separately. 


I also had not been aware at the time that stainless steel baby bottles were an option, and they offer exactly the same benefits as using a glass baby bottle, namely that they are:

  • Glass and stainless steel baby bottles are BPA free
  • They do not take on the plastic taste that some bottles do
  • They are non-toxic and free of nasty chemicals

It's fantastic that there are great sustainable baby bottle options available as viable alternatives to plastic bottles, and if I were to do my time again I would also use either the One Green Bottle, or the Klean Kanteen stainless steel baby bottles in both 5oz (148ml) and 9oz (266ml) from the Kid Kanteen stainless steel reusable bottle range.

The Kid Kanteen stainless steel baby bottles are safe, healthy and toxin-free, with a really appealing contoured design and are reusable, recyclable and dishwasher safe which is a must have in our home!




Glass, silicone and stainless steel baby bottles make for great alternatives to the traditional plastic option.  Remember, BPA free does not always mean safe or free of toxins, so using one of these options will give you real peace of mind in knowing that baby is getting the best healthy start in life without unnecessary exposure to dangerous, toxic chemicals!


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